Poetry, Propaganda, and Music from WW1 By: Caden Hayes
Poem 1: Poetry Poem 2:- These poems are much moredepressing than the propaganda andmusic, they are the closest to depictingthe realism of the war- They show that some people didunderstand the war truly
Propaganda - The posters are meant to make you hate the enemy and join their ranks - Another method they seem to be using is guilt- tripping, for example they show homes burning down saying if you don’t join this could be England. Shown herehttp://www.firstworldwar.com/posters/uk.htmhttp://www.firstworldwar.com/posters/germany.htm - The artists were quite patriotic toward there countries - These countries created these to increase the amount of soldiers joining the army - All countries had the same goal, but Germany seemed to take a much more religious view on it, as if Germany had the divine right to win the war shown here
Music- The mood and message in these songs do not at all represent the feelings of ww1- In ww1, on the front, people were dying all the time and high mortality rate- In the song they are so happy about the war, and keep extremely high sprits
Overall• Overall these works of art show very different realities than the one lived by the soldiers. The propaganda showed a glorious victory for their country, this recruited men. The music showed a quick end to the war along with happiness and prosperity for the veterans, which didn’t happen. Only the poetry seemed to remotely show the dreaded horrors of the trenches.